Gili Island beaches The beaches are uniformly gorgeous, with white sand, nice snorkelling and a timeless traveller vibe.

Selong Blanak An idyllic Lombok bay and beach that astounds first-time visitors.

Sengiggi Crescents of still-virgin sands lined with perky palms beckon travellers north from Lombok's original resort town.

Kuta The surrounding bays have enough pearly white sands to keep you busy for a week.


Gili Trawangan The place for pounding beats and party vibes just about every night (and day!) of the week.

Kuta Laid-back beach bum parties attract a more serene surf and yoga set.

Senggigi Sunset cocktails at a beachfront bar segue into raucous karaoke nights.

Diving & Snorkelling

Gili Trawangan World-class dive shops and an abundance of turtles are the key to Gili T's underwater pleasures.

Gili Gede See why the Southwestern Gilis now lure informed snorkellers away from their cousins to the north.

Belongas Two famed sites, Magnet and Cathedrals, entice advanced divers with the chance to spot schooling mobula rays.

Gili Kondo Have the crystalline water all to yourself when you snorkel at this 'secret gili' near the port of Labuhan Lombok.


Ekas Bay Head to southeast Lombok for the ultimate away-from-the-crowd breaks.

Gerupuk Take your pick of five exceptional surf breaks in this huge bay near Kuta.

Tanjung Desert See if 'the world's best wave' lives up to its reputation at this isolated spot on the Southwestern Peninsula.

Pantai Mawi Ride the legendary barrels at this bite-sized surf beach near Selong Blanak.


Indonesia has a lot of them, and Lombok has the second-tallest, and one of the most famous.

Gunung Rinjani Reach the top on a three-day trek that includes a gorgeous lake inside the crater.